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Toxic people come in many different shapes and sizes. While they may often try to show you their ‘good side’ at first the more time you spend with them the more clear their fakery becomes. 

Toxic people do not usually have good intentions and will do anything it takes to get what they want from us. That meaning they don’t care if they hurt us or not. At the end of the day, they’re using us and in most cases we’re allowing it.

We are the ones who get to choose who we allow in our lives, and if someone is hurting us or bringing us down on purpose, they don’t deserve to stick around. You don’t have to continue to share your life with someone if they’re doing you harm. At the end of the day, cutting ties for most of us is something we should have done long ago. 

Below, I am going to go over some of the reasons why it’s perfectly fine to cut ties with toxic people. These people don’t deserve your time or effort for a lot of reasons, and I hope this helps you to understand that a bit better. You shouldn’t give power to those who only do you harm.

12 Reasons Why Toxic People Should Never Have A Place By Your Side:

1. They love blaming things on you that you cannot control.

Whenever something bad happens it is always your fault even if it isn’t. They make things out as if you’ve done all you could wrong and in reality you’ve had nothing to do with the given situation. This is because they’re always looking to deflect and take the blame off of themselves.

2. They’re not reliable in the least bit.

When you need them, they are never around. They’re always late and never willing to help. It’s like you’re bearing the weight of the friendship along with so much more.

3. You give and they take, contributions are lacking on their end.

You are giving so much in all of this and they’re doing nothing more than taking advantage of your kind heart. The more you give the more exhausted you become. They just won’t give back in the least bit and it’s draining you drastically.

4. They don’t want to see you doing well.

When you’re doing well they beat you down. They want to see you struggling not flourishing. If you ever accomplish anything they make out as if they’ve done things ten times better. Just being happy for you isn’t an option for them.

5. They leave you always walking on eggshells.

The more time you spend with them the more on edge you become. You walk around on eggshells afraid of saying the wrong thing to them. Does this sound like a proper friendship to you?

6. They never say ‘thank you’ or make you feel appreciated.

People who are doing nothing more than using you will always refuse to acknowledge the things you’re doing for them. They think they deserve that and more so they don’t bother to say thanks. If you continue to give it’ll only get worse.

7. Their jealousy ruins the best moments.

The more you accomplish the more they will resent you. They want to be able to spit on you in a sense. If you happen to achieve more than they can the will through jealousy ruin the positives of the moment itself.

8. They’re always trying to control you.

The more control they can gain over you the better. They do their best to make you feel like you should listen to them and no one else. It’s like they live your life for you and you’re nowhere near doing what you want. Does that sound fun to you?

9. They don’t care about your feelings.

These kinds of people dismiss our feelings and leave us questioning ourselves. The more you show your emotions the less they will care. They just want to gain control and don’t care what it takes to get it.

10. They’re always working to ruin your self-esteem.

Toxic people love making low blows. They will say things about the way you look and everything else. This for those who are wondering is their way of leaving you feeling like you need them.

11. It’s always ‘my way or the highway’ with them.

They don’t compromise at all, the more you ask the less they budge. They are always interested in only their path or option. A middle ground is not possible with these kinds of people.

12. They rarely ever tell you the truth.

For some reason toxic people love to withhold information and lie. They will go out of their way to keep things from you for seemingly no reason. This can drive you mad and rightfully so.